Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you haven’t missed how dramatically the retail industry and shopping has changed.  But with so much change, it’s sometimes hard to tell the forest for the trees.  Thankfully the folks at RetailNext have identified five retail trends that you can’t afford to miss.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to their recent Executive Forum (thank you, Ray Hartjen!) and receive their Insight: Ignite publication.  These five trends are adapted from all the expert thought leadership I gleaned from both.  Think of these as the five S’s that comprise the essence of retail today:

5 Retail Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss from Denise Lee Yohn

Bottom line, “Fundamental change requires a change in fundamentals,” Retail Next’s Bridget Johns and Shelley Kohan write.  “Start with shoppers and their values and needs, and then move outward through your organization’s supply chain, staff,  and stores to deliver shopping experiences centered on curation, convenience, and community.”

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